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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $52,645

Ford Flex Limited   
Difference: $4,420

Lowest Total Invoice: $50,271

Ford Flex Limited   
Difference: $4,253

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerFlex
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $53,235 $38,230
Base Invoice $50,839 $36,509
Second-row buckets 695 695
Rear bumper protector 75  
All-weather floor mats 120 75
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995 1,995
Package 301A / 303A   3,400
Class III trailer hitch   570
3.5L V6   2,850
Roof rails   195
Inflatable rear seat belts   195
Sunroof   1,595
AWD   1,950
Second-row buckets 660 660
Rear bumper protector 71  
All-weather floor mats 114 71
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,895 1,895
Package 301A / 303A   3,230
Class III trailer hitch   542
3.5L V6   2,721
Roof rails   185
Inflatable rear seat belts   185
Sunroof   1,515
AWD   1,863
Options (change) 2,885 13,520
Options (change) 2,740 12,867
Destination 945 895
Total Price $57,065 $52,645
Total Invoice $54,524 $50,271

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Ford Flex 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Ford Flex are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $53,235. The features would cost an additional $2,885. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $57,065.

The base sticker price of the Ford Flex Limited trim is $38,230. The features would cost an additional $13,520. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $52,645.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Flex trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Flex Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Ford Flex 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Ford Flex are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $50,839. The features would cost an additional $2,740. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $54,524.

The invoice of the Ford Flex Limited trim is $36,509. The features would cost an additional $12,867. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $50,271.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Flex trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Flex Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Flex Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $715
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $713
Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerFlex
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG15/21 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)500, 12390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20255/45-20
Total Price$57,065$52,645
Adjustments for Features-3,7050
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$53,360$52,645
Total Invoice$54,524$50,271
Adjustments for Features-3,5400
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$50,984$50,271

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerFlex
TrimPlatinumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake assist$50 
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Wide-view front camera$150 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Glass roof panel(s) $300
Laminated front side windows $200
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Rear spoiler$200 
Sunroof $900
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25 
Xenon HID headlights $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Leather door panel trim$250 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Massage, driver seat$100 
Massage, passenger seat$100 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upholstered instrument panel, leather$1000 
Wood trim$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Polished alloy wheels $600
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$9,480$5,775
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,705$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,5400

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Ford Flex

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerFlex
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in117.9 in
Length198.3 in201.8 in
Width78.9 in75.9 in
Height70.0 in68.0 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.4,839 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in41.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in58.4 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in40.8 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in40.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in58.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in44.3 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in38.7 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in41.1 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft320.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft343.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft383.2 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Flex Limited

Class III trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class III trailer hitch250Yes
Oil cooler0No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Total Requested425100%
Total Not Requested00%
Second-row buckets
FeatureValueRequested?
Second-row buckets500Yes
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats75No
Heated second row seats200Yes
Total Requested70090%
Total Not Requested7510%
Sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Glass roof panel(s)300No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Package 301A / 303A
FeatureValueRequested?
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Tailgating position, third row seats50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Power-stowing third row seats400Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
255/45VR20 tires400No
Total Requested260087%
Total Not Requested40013%
turbocharged
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
365 hp@5500
350 lb-ft@3500
FeatureValueRequested?
turbocharged
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
365 hp@5500
350 lb-ft@3500
1000Yes
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Polished alloy wheels250No
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
255/45VR20 tires400No
Total Requested135068%
Total Not Requested65032%

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